Update October 27, 2011 at 12:50 p.m. -- The fire's spread has been stopped at 15 acres or less, Cal-Fire spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik confirms. "The Incident Commander has released one strike team of engines, three water tenders, and all aerial firefighting equipment, except for one helicopter," she said. Firefighters will be committed for several more hours mopping up any remaining hot spots.
MORE THAN A THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING GREAT FIRE; BLAZE BURNING N ANZA BORREGO STATE PARK AND FEDERAL FOREST LANDS
October 2, 2011 (Borrego) – Cal Fire reports that the Great Fire, which started south of 78 near Julian yesterday (see ECM report ), has grown to 2,000 acres and is only 5% contained, Cal Fire spokesoperson Roxanne Provaznik confirms.
The fire has burned over the top of Granite Mountain, heading east into Anza Borrego Desert State Park and federal lands.
March 24, 2011 (Borrego) – 9:37 p.m. – A residential fire at 5965 Split Mountain Road in Borrego Springs is causing a heavy glow from a distance, Incident Page reports. Currently a one alarm fire, the blaze is a long drive time away from emergency responders, according to IPN.